Have you ever heard of ESGI? This is the best kept secret around. I first found this software at the I Teach Kindergarten Conference about 4 or 5 years ago. I had always done paper and pencil testing and it was always something I never looked forward to because it took up so much time. I listened to the creator (Greg) who by the way was a Kindergarten teacher so he knows exactly what teachers are looking for, speak about the product and demonstrate it. I fell in love with it and have used it ever since. I love this because it cut my assessment time down by half. I now immediately print out the Parent Letter and send it home the same day explaining to the parents what was testing and what their children needed work on. I think because of that, I saw an improvement in my class. Parents knew what they needed to work on specific to their child. It also prints out individual flashcards with the child's name on them, only on what they need! It also does Parent Conference letters and reminders in one click. It has bar graphs and pie charts that all you need to do is click and it will tell you which children knew the concept and what children did not. I love it. There is so much to this program. My favorite is that you can create your own tests. AND..... if there are other teachers in your building or district that also have ESGI, then you can all share the tests.
Check out all the information here.
Once you try it you will be hooked.
Use code 1006 when you sign up, and if you choose to purchase it after your free trial, you will receive a HUGE discount!
This is a MUST HAVE for all teachers.
Have I told you how much I love this product? LOL